ST. LOUIS Stuck in a month-long rut at the plate, the slumping St. Louis Cardinals turned to an unlikely candidate to get things going offensively: Adam Wainwright.
Usually known for the abilities of his powerful right arm, the pitcher provided an RBI-double, scored the tying run and walked with the bases loaded all off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw to help lead the Cardinals to a much-needed 8-2 win at Busch Stadium.
Wainwright had just three hits in 38 at-bats entering Tuesday and had no walks, RBIs, runs scored or extra-base hits. He changed all of that in a span of two plate appearances.
"I was wasting everyones time when I went up to the plate before tonight," Wainwright said. "I know Im a better hitter than Ive shown this year. By no means am I a great hitter but I can hit the ball, especially for a pitcher. Ive been embarrassing myself all year long so its about time I did something to help this team at the plate."
Wainwright wasnt too shabby on the mound either. The rig...